Booking Enquiries (08) 9480 3624


Who needs to book?

The Place of Reflection can be visited any day of the week, without any need to book. The only space within the Place of Reflection that requires booking is the Marlee Pavilion which provides a covered space for larger gatherings and organised events.

The Place of Reflection is large enough for a number of individuals and small groups to use the site at the same time and still maintain privacy. However, you can also contact the Bookings Officers at Kings Park to check if any events have been booked in the Marlee Pavilion during the time you are planning to visit, in case you are worried about noise or too much activity disturbing your time there.


Making a booking

Exclusive use of the Marlee Pavilion (for up to two hours) must be organised through the Bookings Officers at Kings Park. The Bookings Officers will let you know about times during the year that the Marlee Pavilion can’t be booked (such as when major events are on at Kings Park, including the Kings Park Festival throughout the whole of September).

Phone: (08) 9480 3624 during business hours.


Conditions of use

Because the natural environment at Kings Park needs to be protected and respected, there are particular conditions attached to using the Place of Reflection. These are designed to ensure that natural flora and fauna are not damaged or contaminated by material brought into the park.

More information on these conditions of use can be found on the Kings Park website.

"I sat on the seat with my husband and cried, letting myself acknowledge long-held grief. I felt engulfed by warmth, held and protected…"

A daughter remembering her parents

"The Place of Reflection is unique… The view from its location on the scarp of Kings Park is simply magnificent, and the design of the place itself blends beautifully with the natural bush surroundings… What a lovely, peaceful place to go to remember a loved one."

Tuart Place staff member

"A place of peace, calmness, beauty, tranquillity and freedom - I felt like I was in a space where I didn’t have to think about anything. I could reflect or meditate or just enjoy."

Perth Home Care Services staff member

"My friend and I come here together. We sit on the bench, two widows sharing our memories of our partners."

Place of Reflection visitor

"The discreet location amongst nature with such a superb outlook enables individuals and groups to reflect and heal without judgement."

King Edward Memorial Hospital, Grief & Loss Council member

"We really appreciate the sense of peace and serenity that settles on us when we are there."

Adoption Jigsaw staff member

"We can share this place with those needing a quiet time, somewhere to sit quietly or grieve... a place with nature, somewhere they might find peace, calmness, even closure."

Mareena Purslowe & Associates staff member

"We can share this 'A place of complete peace to just reflect and let your worries in the world go. And a place to reflect on the loved ones lost in your life and to honour them.' With those needing a quiet time, somewhere to sit quietly or grieve... a place with nature, somewhere they might find peace, calmness, even closure."

Anglicare staff member

"We really could not have had a more ambient or beautiful setting."

Cystic Fibrosis WA staff member

"The Place of Reflection is an important place to myself and my family. We are able bring our sadness to this place and turn it into a reflection that deepens our lives and our compassion for all those who suffer loss."

Soroptimists International member

"It is a lovely place for thought, meditation and comfort in nature, a place to find peace in the chaos of life."

Place of Reflection visitor

"I really like the words on the path as well as the words on the bench. If you have come through a time of grieving, you do at times feel very alone – particularly if you have experienced the loss of a life partner. The words on the bench ‘You are not alone’ were particularly meaningful to me."

Place of Reflection visitor

"A beautiful, peaceful place for people experiencing grief and loss to spend some quiet time, remembering and healing."

Place of Reflection visitor